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There is a similar distinction to be made between over-the-counter (OTC) options and exchange-traded or listed options. We will now distinguish between OTC options and exchange-traded options

                       OTC OPTIONS      EXCHANGE-TRADED OPTIONS
 

Contract Terms ......... standard Delivery ......... less than 10% Trading ......... centralized Credit Risk ......... clearing house Liquidity ......... generally high Margin calls ......... minimum margin regulated